Durham is the county town of County Durham in the north of England, and lies north of Darlington, and south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, and Chester-le-Street. It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the 11th century castle and Norman cathedral " and is also famous for its university.
The town has a population of around 65, 500 and over 2,000 businesses, the majority of which employ ten or less staff. The average household income is £31,100, and a high proportion of Durhams residents work in sales, customer service, technical positions, elementary occupations, or are employed as process, plant and machine operatives. Only 3% of the towns population are unemployed.
Major employers in the area include the University (which employs 3,000 staff), Cummins, Nissan, Ikon GeoPressure, Thorn Lighting, the NHS Trust, and Durham Unitary Authority. There are also plenty of local and national businesses operating at the towns business parks. The town has a fast-growing construction industry, which has helped create thousands of new jobs since 2000, and now represents 10% of the local workforce. Tourism is also key to the towns economy, generating approximately £165m each year.
If you are seeking employment in the area, there are job vacancies regularly listed by recruitment agencies online and in local papers.